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RMN or RNLD (NHS), Spring Ward (Forensic)

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Beckenham, London
£31,163 to £37,875 per annum inclusive of High Cost Allowance
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
About the role and Ward:

An opportunity has arisen for band 5 RMN to join our team at Spring Ward, Female Forensic Medium Secure Ward working within the Forensic Psychiatry in River House. Spring Ward specialises in the assessment and comprehensive treatment of people with a broad spectrum of acute and enduring mental health needs. We provide care and treatment to inpatients that are experiencing mental illness. Our aim is to manage and reduce the risks associated with acute episodes of mental illness through evidence-based assessment and treatment, and psychosocial interventions for individuals and their families.

We accept admissions from prison and high security. Service users receive treatment and support to enable them to move on to rehabilitation wards, to lower levels of security or directly to the community. Average length of stay on the ward is approximately 6 months. The unit benefits from having experienced Consultants, Specialty doctors, dedicated Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, nurses and Social Workers.

In keeping with our obligations under the new Coronavirus Regulations 2021 in relation to Care Home visits, the successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of full vaccination status against Covid-197

Main duties of the job

We are looking for highly skilled and enthusiastic Band 5 nurses to work within our multi professional team. This is an exciting role and one that gives you the opportunity to work in a purpose built, modern and progressive forensic service and to develop your therapeutic relationships with patients.

We are looking for ambitious staff with the desire for both personal and professional development. We offer regular clinical and managerial supervision as well as promoting continuous professional development to provide you with opportunities to progress and ensure that best practice is embedded in clinical provision. We support our staff through a well-structured Trust Induction, Mandatory Training, monthly professional and clinical supervisions, staff appraisals, robust Preceptorship Programme, support for continual professional development activities, Reflective Practice, staff meetings, psychosocial and team events such as team away days. We also offer a number of clinical and professional development opportunities.

We especially encourage newly Qualified (or about to qualify) to apply. As a newly qualified Registered Nurse, you'll have sound post-qualification experience working in a well-established Forensic female medium secure ward. You will be exposed to all you need to learn about the fundamentals of Psychiatric Nursing.

If successful at shortlisting stage you will be contacted regarding the next stage.

About us


We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease, our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation, our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants

We look forward to receiving your application

Job description

Job responsibilities


Contributing to an effective communication process with appropriate andaccurate information to patients

Teamworking and Professional development

. Protecting service users, self and others by maintaining a clean and healthy environment in accordance with health and safety and infection control policies

Person Specification



  • Qualification in Mental Health Nursing

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Rd, Beckenham BR3 3BX

Beckenham, London


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